Rigid PVC Sheets in Construction Industry
PVC is a versatile material and PVC sheets can be produced to meet special application needs. Rigid PVC sheets can, for example, be used as wall cladding, roofing, skylights and partitions in the building construction industry.
One major advantage is that producers can incorporate special properties tailored to meet customized needs through processing the PVC sheets by adding other materials or otherwise. For example, they can be made resistant to chemical corrosion, or translucent to let in natural daylight while at the same preventing harmful UV light.
We look at a few typical construction industry applications of PVC sheets in the sections below.
Wall Cladding Applications
Plastic wall cladding can provide beautiful interiors in colors and patterns suited to selected themes. In places where food is made, stored or served, PVC sheets are ideal in that they do not permit ingrained accumulation of dirt (as timber does), are impermeable to water and dampness and can be cleaned and dried easily.
Hygienic PVC sheets with anti-microbial properties have also been developed, according to some manufacturer claims.
Sheets with heat-reflecting exteriors can reflect the sun’s heat away from the areas below the roof, leading to a cooler environment. Greenhouses can do with roofs with high light transmission and condensation control properties. Reinforced sheets can provide high strength and excellent insulation in situations where these are critical. There are also lightweight sheets that are specially designed for high strength.
The above illustrations highlight the adaptability of the plastic material to meet different roofing needs in different environments.
Skylights for Large Public Structures
Many modern roofs of large structures have unique characteristics, very different from conventional roofs. Architects come up with specially designed coverings to reflect special themes for such public structures as an Olympic stadium.
PVC sheets and composites can be custom-made to provide needed structural strength and meet the additional special requirements such as unique colors, semi-transparency to let in natural daylight, acoustical insulation and unbreakability.
Partitions in Different Environments
In places with a corrosive chemical environment, ordinary partitions might need frequent replacement and can cause other problems. PVC sheets can be customized to make non-corrosive partitions that have high chemical resistance and fire retardance.
Partitions with high impact strength or suitable for curved walls or with dark colors for hot climates are other examples of tailor-made solutions.
PVC Sheets and Composites Can Deliver the Solution You Want
PVC sheets acquire different kinds of properties when other materials are added or through special kinds of processing. What we get as a result is a material that is tailored to the customized requirements of the context. They also come in attractive colors that can fit your tastes or complement a particular theme.
Yet another advantage is that the products can be designed for easy installation. Even DIYers can handle the smaller installations.
PVC sheets can acquire many kinds of properties such as translucence, chemical resistance, unique colors, heat reflectiveness and so on. This ability makes them ideal solutions for many construction industry applications. PVC sheets and composites are widely used in roofing, walls and wall cladding, skylights and other areas.